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Denmark joins the EGIA

12.10am 5th November 2002 - Corporate

The European Golf Industry Association, launched at ‘Golf Europe’ in October, has been further strengthened by the decision of the Danish Association of Golf Importers to join the organisation. This brings to seven the number of countries allied to the EGIA, with Germany, Sweden, the UK and Benelux countries already involved.

The Danish association represents 35 member companies who are collectively responsible for around 90% of the country’s annual golf product sales of 250 million Danish Krone. The golf market in Denmark has experienced significant growth in last decade with the number of golfers increasing by almost 250% since 1988.

President of the association, Hans Knudsen of Acushnet Denmark, said, “We are pleased to be involved with this new organisation. The EGIA will provide an opportunity for the golf trade throughout Europe to work more closely together which can only benefit us all.”

Dirk Vinken, chairman of the EGIA, welcomed the new members. “We are looking forward to working with our colleagues from Denmark,” he said. “The launch of the EGIA in October received a very positive response from the wider golf community and the addition of another member country underlines the support there is in the industry for a European forum.”

Each member country has two representatives on the EGIA advisory board which will meet two or three times a year to discuss issues facing the industry throughout Europe.

EGIA Secretary egia@sportslife.org.uk

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